“Big” Assassin’s Creed title set for 2011 as Brotherhood sells 1 million in first week
Series hits 20 million mark.Future settings hinted at.
Within a week of its release in Europe, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has sold a whopping 1 million units, Ubisoft has confirmed. The franchise has now sold over 20 million units worldwide and sales are expected to reach the 30 million mark by the end of next year.
Ubisoft’s EMEA chief of marketing and sales, Geoffroy Sardin, confirmed the figures in an interview with MCV.
“If you compare [the 1m in a week] with last year’s ACII sales this is a big jump – so it’s a great achievement,” he said.
“It’s the best launch in the history of Ubisoft’s European sales, and our best-selling launch title ever.”
Sardin also revealed that 60 percent of Brotherhood players have dabbled in the game’s multiplayer mode.
“It is the first time we have added such a big multiplayer mode to an action franchise – but we’re seeing people play a lot and regularly, so clearly they do enjoy it. The activity on forums is very happy,” explained Sardin.
He further confirmed that fans of the series can expect another major installment next year.
“Yes, Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO] mentioned it last week in our financials – and more details will be forthcoming. But what I can say is that next year we will have another big Assassin’s Creed game,” he said.
He added: “If you’ve read the comic books you will see that we took Assassin’s Creed to the USSR, or Caesar’s Rome – that’s a good example of what we could do in the coming years in the next video games.”